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The Person Behind the Prize: An Interview with Richard Parmee

The Parmee Prize competition is an annual event that offers students a chance to win £2000 to kickstart their business. Richard Parmee (1970) is the driving force behind the prize. He began at Pembroke in the Natural Sciences Tripos, but after two years had migrated to Electrical Sciences in Engineering. This, it transpired, was a good decision, as he did well enough there to begin research in what is now signal…

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Classics then and now

Past and present come together as PhD student Anna Judson (2007) talks about Classics at Pembroke. John Edwin Clapham Jukes matriculated in 1898 as a Foundation Scholar reading Classics; a…

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Medieval medical manuscripts

At our Graduate Seminar last week we were wowed by the range of research carried out by our graduate students. Here, Taylor McCall (2013) talks about her work on medieval medical manuscripts. What are you studying? I look at a specific series of anatomical illustrations that appear in medieval manuscripts and are called ‘The Funfbilderserie’, or ‘The Five Figure Series’. They show a repeated template of a man with his arms outstretched and his legs squatting. Each image shows a different one of the five system of the body according to Galen, the most famous physician of the classical world. The manuscripts come from all over Europe and while the…

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Pembroke supports women in sport

Pembroke has a range of fantastic sportswomen playing for the College teams and at University level. Here, we speak to just three of them: Léonie De Jonge (2014) was part of…

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The Petticoat Vote

On Saturday, Pembroke’s Director of International Programmes, Dr David Jarvis, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about ‘The Petticoat Vote’. We asked him a little more about the programme,…

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A day in the life: NatSci

Natural Sciences is the largest tripos at Cambridge. It also comes with a timetable heavy on contact hours. Below, Coco Day (2013) describes a typical day in her life as a ‘NatSci’ at Pembroke.…

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